Introduction to Lung Ultrasound: The Basics

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Introduction to Lung Ultrasound: The Basics


  • Lung imaging basic principles: transducer selection, sound interaction, imaging artifacts
  • Ultrasound assessment of pneumothorax
  • Ultrasound assessment of pleural effusion
  • A-lines and B-Lines, pulmonary edema



Upon completion of this enduring material activity, you should be able to accomplish the following:


  1. Select the appropriate transducer for performing lung ultrasound
  2. Identify commonly seen artifacts that may affect diagnostic accuracy.
  3. Outline scan protocols associated lung ultrasound
  4. Recognize imaging characteristics and apply diagnostic criteria to evaluation pneumothorax, pleural effusion and pulmonary edema.


Date of Original Release: 8/23/2013

This edition valid for credit through: 8/23/2019

Video Length: 1:04:00